Rick Perry’s Second Time At Bat
“If Rick Perry loses and goes back to Texas as its Governor, the man who has stood dominant in Texas for a decade will be seen as a loser for the first time — and not just a loser, but a fool too.” Last night on Fox News’ candidate forum, Governor MItt Romney defaulted to quoting David Brooks from the New York Times. There’s why | Read More »
The Chaos and Old Night Friday Noon Open Thread.
This screenshot from the front page of Real Clear Politics pretty much sums up the GOP nomination process as we enter December: To wit: every pundit and commentator in America is pretty much making it up as they go along at this point. Personally, I think that it’s good: electing a President is a serious business, so we should take seriously. Besides, look on the | Read More »
The Danger Newt Gingrich Poses . . . to Mitt Romney
Ramesh Ponnuru is out with his endorsement of Mitt Romney. It’s a reasonable endorsement that doesn’t really try to do what so many others are doing — claiming Romney is something he is not. But one line up front made me chuckle just a bit. It happens to be the first sentence. Even though nobody has yet cast a vote in the primaries, Republicans are | Read More »
Rasmussen: Newt Stands Alone
I’ve been going crazy since Thanksgiving. We hadn’t gotten any polls over the long holiday weekend, and then no polling was conducted over the weekend itself, so we went 10 days with no major national polls in the field. Rasmussen broke the dry spell and the read is simple: Thanksgiving was very, very good to Newt Gingrich.
Are Conservatives Ready to Forgive Newt Gingrich His Sins?
I am now officially a self-declared member of the “Not Romney” camp. I will absolutely, positively support Mitt Romney should he win the GOP nomination, but I believe the GOP would meet certain doom if he is the nominee. Therefore, should Gingrich be the only other choice, I’d side with Gingrich over Romney. But I think in the next few weeks conservatives must ask themselves | Read More »
‘The Most Volatile Republican Race in Decades’ Is Actually Well Settled
“The race for the GOP nomination is well settled at this point. It is settled in ‘Not Romney’s’ favor. The reason the race is so volatile is that ‘Not Romney’ is not on the ballot” I keep hearing from the Washington Chattering Classes, Team Romney, and the White House that the race is over and Romney’s the nominee. To be fair, I think Romney will, | Read More »
The New Deal: 1932-2011.
Such a quiet death rattle, all things considered: As a practical matter, the Obama campaign and, for the present, the Democratic Party, have laid to rest all consideration of reviving the coalition nurtured and cultivated by Franklin D. Roosevelt. The New Deal Coalition — which included unions, city machines, blue-collar workers, farmers, blacks, people on relief, and generally non-affluent progressive intellectuals — had the advantage | Read More »
The Union Leader’s endorsement record
The New Hampshire Union Leader having endorsed Newt Gingrich in the Republican Presidential primary, I thought it would be worthwhile to look at how often the paper’s endorsed candidates actually go on to win the primary.
An island of stability in the polling for Newt Gingrich
Once Newt Gingrich finally gained some genuine attention after months of praise of his debate performances, the Republican presidential race became a mess. We didn’t know who was leading. It could have been Gingrich, Mitt Romney, or Herman Cain. For now though it’s settled: Newt Gingrich leads. And as I’ve said in the past, watch his favorability ratings to know whether it’ll last.
, Herman Cain
, Mitt Romney
, Newt Gingrich
, ORC International
, Quinnipiac University
, rick perry
, USA Today
Good Question by Mayhem
RedState User Mayhem asks a good question: Sometimes I find it frustrating that you refrain from telling us *why* you don’t support certain candidates. At times, you just completely ignore covering entire states because no one seems to excite you there (last year you said hardly anything about Rob Portman in Ohio, but, as I recall, you never really gave us a reason for why | Read More »
Become A Force Multiplier: Five simple tasks for American Activists
Some background to the presentation below: After observing the trends on the Left for many years, in early February 2009, during a meeting with a friend familiar with the “hydra” that the Left had built, we lamented on how there was nothing on the Right to combat the behemoth that had been built by unions, the institutional Left, with the help of the mainstream media, | Read More »
My baseline Senate projection for 2012
It’s that time again, when we start looking at the Congressional elections of this cycle. The House is a mess to project thanks to redistricting, so let’s start with the Senate this year. It’s early though, so I’m calling my initial projection a “naive” projection, because I don’t know who the candidates are going to be, not yet.
Newt Gingrich takes two of the last three, Cain in third
Last we looked at the national polling, it was effectively a three way tie in the Republican race, with Rick Perry bringing up the rear. Now it looks like as this week has gone on, Newt Gingrich has continued to rise at Herman Cain’s expense.
SEIU Endorses Barack Obama, Steals #OWS Slogan, & Descends Into Banality
On some days, there must waves of nostalgia that wash over the SEIU rank and file for former-SEIU-boss-turned-corporate-insider Andy Stern and his cohort Anna Burger. At least, prior to Stern’s company doing questionable drug deals with the Obama administration, as a union boss, Stern was more creative than his successors. Take, for example, the SEIU’s endorsement of Barack Obama for next year’s election. That, in | Read More »
Governor Perry to POTUS: “That’s Pathetic”
Governor Perry’s campaign has released a new ad in Iowa today that smacks the condescending arrogance of President Obama. The ad begins with the President’s recent remarks while campaigning/vacationing/playing golf with a friend who frequents the ladies of the night, in which he blamed the country’s current malaise on the American people being lazy. “We’ve been a little bit lazy over the last couple of | Read More »